Federal government decides to adopt Climate-Smart Agriculture for food security

The approach would work on resolving the interlinked challenges of both climate change and food security

Federal government decides to adopt Climate-Smart Agriculture for food security

Following the recent flash flooding that has shown the impact of climate change on vulnerable underdeveloped countries, the federal government of Pakistan has decided to adopt Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) with the aim to attain food security.

The initiative was taken by the government after it recognized the influence of climate change on the agriculture sector. Moreover, it was also brought to notice that the existing climate financing plan is lagging behind.

The new CSA approach would tackle the growth problems in the agriculture sector that have been a result of the monsoon rains and flooding. The investment would introduce improved seed quality, new farming techniques, and the development of water infrastructure.

The approach would work on resolving the interlinked challenges of both climate change and food security by managing farmlands, livestock, fisheries, and forests as well.

According to a media source, an official has revealed that investment is crucially needed to stabilize the supply in this unstable economy that is a result of climate change.

He further stated that agriculture makes up about 42% of the labor that consists of women. Moreover, it contributes to a 25% share of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is the second largest contributor to Pakistan’s economy.

Other than this, he emphasized how CSA will provide multiple options to boost agriculture amid climate change.

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